We welcome you to a conversation about celebrating the great passages of the Christian life: Baptism, Marriage and Death.
baptism and confirmation
Baptism of children and adults takes place several times per year during the Sunday Service. Parents and Godparents are required to receive instruction in the Christian faith. Confirmation of children and adults takes place once a year in a regional confirmation by the Bishop, rotating to different churches. If you are interested in more information regarding Baptism or Confirmation, please call the Rev. Sue Poulin at (603) 522-3329.
We welcome the opportunity to assist couples interested in Christian marriage at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist. The Episcopal Church and this parish offer the sacrament of marriage to opposite-sex and same-sex couples. When couples are married at St. John’s, it is on the basis of an understanding that they intend to form a Christian marriage and that they will have an ongoing relationship with the parish for at least one year after their marriage. Premarital counseling is required by the canons of the Episcopal Church. In the case of a divorced person who wishes to remarry, permission from the Bishop is also required. For further information on weddings, please call the Rev. Sue Poulin at (603) 522-3329.
Christian burial is a service of blessing for the deceased and of thanksgiving to God for that person's life. As Christians, we believe that death marks not the end of life, but a new beginning as we move from earthly life to a greater Life with God. A Christian is properly buried or cremated from the Church; it is desirable that the service include a requiem Eucharist. The church has a Colombarium for the residence of remains if so desired. The Rev. Sue Poulin is available for consultation and pastoral care in times of need. For further information on funerals, please call the Rev. Sue Poulin at (603) 522-3329.